Tag Archives: Miles Davis

Miles Davis “B.B.”

26 May

How coool?

“This super-deluxe edition celebrates one of the most remarkable albums in Miles Davis’s career and jazz history in general. Originally released in 1970, Bitches Brew Miles Davis Bitches Brew: 40th Anniversary Collectors Edition became Davis’s first gold album. This anniversary 4-disc package offers the original album on CD plus an audiophile vinyl pressing on 2 LPs; previously unissued material including extensive live performances of much of the same music including a DVD of the entire Copenhagen performance from November 4, 1969. Also included is a 48-page 12×12 book, memorabilia envelope, and large fold out poster.”

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Ivy League Jazz

4 Mar

ivyleaguejazz

Sometime around 1954, jazz great Miles Davis walked into the Andover Shop, a small haberdashery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and single-handedly turned the world of style upside down. Just as his groundbreaking album Milestones (celebrating it’s 50th anniversary next year) changed music, that afternoon in Cambridge shifted men’s fashion.

Miles emerged from the store clad head to toe in traditional “Ivy League”–style clothing, and in so doing merged two separate worlds—those of the establishment and the black jazz artist—as if fusing two dissonant notes to create a bold new harmony. The result was a crashing chord of cool that obliterated the line between square and hip, sounding a fashion fortissimo that lasted several years before fading into the silence of pop-culture obscurity.

read the entire article at Ralph Lauren Magazine